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Tunisia relaxes entry rules as Turkey and Malta get tougher on Brits

Tunisia is to allow test-free access to fully-vaccinated British holidaymakers who can prove they’ve had both COVID jabs, using either the NHS app or paper document issued by the NHS.

Other holidaymakers over the age of 12 must present proof they have been tested positive for COVID at least six weeks before their holiday, or provide proof a negative COVID test. They must also remain at their hotel or within a tour group.

Tunisia is on the UK’s amber list, so holidaymakers will also have to self-isolate at home for up to 10 days when they return.

They will also have to take three COVID tests – one before they leave Tunisia for the UK and two further tests when they get back home.

As Tunisia announced it was relaxing its entry criteria this week, Turkey and Malta announced tougher restrictions.

Turkey had waived COVID tests for all UK visitors, but from 1 June it has reintroduced the requirement for all arrivals six and over to provide proof of a negative PCR test.

Malta was planning to allow test-free access to fully-vaccinated British tourists from 1 June, but instead it is continuing to ask all arrivals from the age of five for proof of a negative COVID test.

Turkey is on the UK red travel list, so British tourists have to pay up to £1,750 each to quarantine in a hotel when they return; Malta is on the amber list.


Linsey McNeill

A journalist and travel writer of 35 years' standing, a once-a-week yogi, terrible skier and out-of-order mum to 2 teens. Previously Editor of TravelMole.com, bylines also include The Telegraph, The Times, The Observer, the London Evening Standard, Which? and The South China Morning Post.

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